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Draft Climate Action Plan

 

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In December 2020, County Executive Marc Elrich released the Draft Climate Action Plan (PDF, 32MB) for public review. The Climate Action Plan is Montgomery County’s strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The Climate Action Plan details the effects of a changing climate on Montgomery County and includes strategies to reduce GHG emissions and climate-related risks to the County’s residents, businesses, and the built and natural environment. After receiving community input on the Draft Climate Action Plan, the County plans to finalize the Plan in Spring 2021.

Press Releases

Draft Climate Action Plan Press Release

Virtual Information Room Press Release


Join Us at the Draft Climate Action Plan Virtual Information Room

Explore the Draft Climate Action Plan virtually!

Join Us at the Draft Climate Action Plan Virtual Information Room


►  Join Us at the Draft Climate Action Plan Virtual Information Room

 


Take Climate Action

  1. Review the Draft Climate Action Plan

    The Climate Action Plan is Montgomery County’s strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. Download and review the draft Plan.

    Draft Climate Action Plan (PDF, 32MB)
         ► Appendices A - E (PDF, 16MB)

    ►  Draft Climate Action Plan - Printer Friendly (PDF, 20MB)

    ►  Draft Climate Action Plan - Translated Materials

  2. Attend Community Climate Sessions

    The County will host virtual community sessions about the Draft Climate Action Plan and will be available to answer questions.

    Attend Upcoming Climate Events

    The County will host virtual community sessions about the Draft Climate Action Plan and will be available to answer questions. In case you missed it, view the Draft Climate Action Plan Roundtable with County Executive Elrich below and attend upcoming events.

    Draft Climate Action Plan Roundtable with County Executive Elrich - December 15, 2020


    Download the Slides from the Draft Climate Action Plan Roundtable with County Executive Elrich - December 15, 2020 (PDF, 1.7MB)

  3. Take the Survey
    Submit Comments by February 28, 2021

    We want your feedback on the Draft Climate Action Plan. The survey takes only 5 minutes!

    English Survey
    Amharic / አማርኛ Survey
    Chinese / 中文 Survey
    French / Français Survey
    Korean / 한국어 Survey
    Spanish / Español Survey
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt Survey

  4. Participate in the Climate Action ART Contest!
    Deadline: February 28, 2021

    We're hosting a competition for artwork to be featured in the county’s Climate Action Plan. What photos, drawings, videos, poems, and memes (yes, we meant it, memes) invite, engage, and inspire? Deadline is February 28, 2021, but get your submission in early!!! Winners of the contest will receive $100!

    Full Contest Rules

  5. Follow Us on Social Media and Spread the Word!
    #MCClimateAction

    Create a buzz on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and invite your neighbors and colleagues to provide comments on the Draft Climate Action Plan. We've made it easy, just download the social media kit and post away.

    Social Media Kit (Word, 423KB)

  6. Listen to Our Climate-Related Playlist on Spotify

    While you're reviewing the Draft Climate Action Plan, enjoy our climate-related tunes on Spotify.

    Climate-Related Spotify Playlist

  7. Sign up for Our Newsletter

    Sign up to receive the Montgomery County Climate News, a quarterly newsletter that will provide updates on the County's climate and resiliency efforts and upcoming events.

    Sign Up for Climate News

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